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Public submissions to the Draft Long-Term Plan 2012-2022 are nearing the 300 mark, just two weeks into consultation.
So far, 285 submissions have been received on the draft document which sets out New Plymouth District Council’s proposed services and financial strategy for the coming 10 years.
“We’re getting a high level of online feedback with 115 of the submissions sent through the Council’s website,” says Mayor Harry Duynhoven.
“In addition to the 285 formal submissions, we’ve also had 34 responses to our Facebook poll about options for refuse and recycling services, and we have a new poll up today (WEDNESDAY) about the proposed multi-sports and events development at TSB Stadium.
“All this feedback in its various forms will be taken into account by Councillors when we meet to finalise the plan in June.”
Mayor Harry says the high level of public interest is great to see.
“We’re almost at the half-way point of public submissions, which is the time when interest usually wanes before a last-minute surge near the deadline – but we’re still getting a lot of feedback coming in.
“It’s great to see so many people getting involved in the future of our district.”
A series of seven community meetings about the Draft Long-Term Plan begins next week, with the first at 7pm on Monday (16 APRIL) at the Civic Centre, New Plymouth.
Information on all the community meetings and the draft plan, as well as a submission form, is online at newplymouthnz.com/LTP. Submission forms are also available at Council offices and in the summary booklet that was delivered to letterboxes in the 28 March issue of the Midweek newspaper.
To take part in the Facebook polls, go to facebook.com/newplymouthdistrictcouncil.